Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Organization studies of inequality, with and beyond Piketty.
Authors: Dunne, Stephen
Grady, Jo
Weir, Kenneth
First Published: 21-Jul-2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Organization, 2017, 25(2), pp. 165-185
Abstract: Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century did much to bring discussions of economic inequality into the intellectual and popular mainstream. This article indicates how business, management and organization studies can productively engage with Piketty’s book. It does this by deriving practical consequences from Piketty’s proposed division of intellectual labour in general and his account of ‘super-managers’ in particular. There are organizational specificities to inequality which Piketty’s framework does not address, however. His account of corporate governance, of tax avoidance policy and of financialization, in particular, requires significant conceptual and empirical supplementation. We argue that business, management and organizational scholars should contribute to the cross-disciplinary inequality research project which Capital in the 21st Century proposes not despite these limitations but because of them.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1350508417714535
ISSN: 1350-5084
eISSN: 1461-7323
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Sage Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Management

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
PikettyPaper- IRIS.pdfPost-review (final submitted author manuscript)280.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in LRA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.